Allied Warships

USS Southerland (DD 743)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassGearing 
PennantDD 743 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down27 May 1944 
Launched5 Oct 1944 
Commissioned22 Dec 1944 
End service 
History

Reclassified as DDR-743 on 18 March 1949.
Reverted back to DD-743 on 1 April 1964.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 23 February 1981.
Became a target hulk in 1983 and finally sunk as a target on 2 August 1997.

 

Commands listed for USS Southerland (DD 743)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Russell Champion Williams, Jr., USN22 Dec 194418 Oct 1945
2Duncan Patterson Dixon, Jr., USN18 Oct 19454 Oct 1946

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